Akin Olajide Ojomu, ex professional handball player and CEO, C&S-Pishon Sports Academy has debunked insinuations round the Sweden bound Under-12 Boys and Girls Handball teams heading for the prestigious 2023 Partille Cup, Guthenburg, in the Scandinavian country, stating that players that form the teams consists of talents in Kwara irrespective tribes or religious faith.
Explaining the team’s make up at Press Conference on Saturday at the C&S Conference Hall, Post Office, Ilorin, Ojomu said sports is blind to sentiments.
“We have heard whispered concerns that our teams are made up of players from one particular faith and none from Kwara.
“This is not true. We have players from Omuaran, we picked talented players from Ilorin, here. Where talent is involved, we are blind to sentiments, he said.
The US based former handball player who cut his teeth in Kwara State, playing for the Illustrious C&S College Handball team further threw an open challenge at pressmen asking that they point C&S-Pishon to anywhere there is a handball talent or athlete and they would go fetch and train such talent.
“If you accuse us of any bias, kindly show us a raw talent anywhere and we will go pick him or her up without wasting time whether he is Christian, Muslim or any other religion,” he said.
C&S-Pishon will be traveling out to Sweden on Sunday after winning the national championship in the Under 12 and Under 15 boys and girls categories in Sokoto for Kwara State and would be representing Nigeria.
Also speaking on other mission of First Pishon, the technical partner of the C&S Handball Academy (Fusing into C&S-Pishon), Ojomu used the occasion to present the company’s goal line technology compliant balls.
“We are into manufacturing sports equipment like balls.
“What we have is the latest in ball technology and we stand to be challenged on this,” he said.
The CEO also explained that sample of the company’s soccer ball has been presented to the Kwara Football Academy, KFA, for testing.
“And I would be surprised if the ball falls below their standard given what we put into making the ball,” Ojomu said.
Ojomu said that the company plans to set up its manufacturing concern in Kwara state.
Also present at the press briefing on Saturday Head of Administration, C&S-Pishon, Alex Ogundadegbe and Member, Kwara State Sports Commission, Moni Makanjuola.